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Decision Theory (MECS-462-0)
1.00 Credit
TCE BidStats

Description:
Foundations of the theory of decision under uncertainty. Special focus on axiomatic derivatives of numerical representations of preferences, and on behavioral versus cognitive data as observational definitions of theoretical terms. Covers axiomatic derivations of utility in general, and the classical works of von Neumann and Morgenstern, Savage, Anscombe, and Aumann on expected utility. Additional topics may include applications and attitudes toward risk; paradoxesand violations of expected utility; generalizations and variations of expected utility-as well as alternative theories, with applications to economics.

Prerequisites:
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Academic Year Term   Course ID Title Sec ID   Credits Syl Instructor Times Campus Location Mand 1st Exam
2014-2015 Spring 2015 MECS-462-0 Decision Theory 21 1 Al-Najjar, Nabil Tue 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM Evanston Jacobs (561) N Check syllabus and confirm final deliverable or exam with professor.